Hug Robot Radio

because in soviet russia, the radios play you!

Sunday, July 31, 2005

The sun is setting...

Night of the Living Dead by Tilly and the Wall
Son of Sam by Elliott Smith
Satin in a Coffin by Modest Mouse
A Wolf at the Door by Radiohead
Midnight Show by The Killers


Just got back from zee beach, and it was too much fun. Got a CD from zee record company, will post links from it later.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Prince!

The game is called Katamari Damacy. It's the most fun I've had in a loooong time on my PS2 that doesn't involve killing hookers in Los Santos. Came out a while back and it proves that semi-english translations plus interesting gameplay = masterpiece! You play the prince, who rolls around a little ball, that picks things up and clings to it. Simple? Yes. Addictive? Like heroin. Here's it's excellent soundtrack, atleast a sample of it's quirk.

The Wonderful Star's Walk is Wonderful
Que Sera Sera

Buy the game here, cuz it's grrrreat


So, I'm heading off to the beach with all my hombres for some sunburned camping fun! Be back Sunday kids!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Still digesting the album, but here's my favorites thus far. I like his lower key stuff and his big band extravangzas, but personally like the quiter material. He's got quite the range, and I dig it! Which consists most of the songs I'm posting from it. Go buy it.

Sufjan Stevens - Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL
Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Sufjan Stevens - Jacksonville
Sufjan Stevens - Casimer Pulaski Day

Sunday, July 24, 2005

I'm Wide Awake and it's Morning!

Well, this is DEFINITELY one of my top 10 for the year, if not top 5. Released right in the beginning (January, how far away you seem!) the americana dream from Bright Eyes is perfect. There's honesty, and then there's this. He's self-depreciating, and his words are so true on many subjects, you can't deny his voice and raw sincerity. Just get the songs, and fuck the haters, lol.

Bright Eyes - Poison Oak
Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
Bright Eyes - Land Locked Blues
Bright Eyes - Old Soul Song (For the New World Order)

Buy the album now

Friday, July 22, 2005

Friday's a great day

I think we can all agree on that. Here's today's mix of great.

Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band : The absolute best song about getting down. Simply because of the phrase "gonna find my baby gonna hold her tight, gonna grab me some afternoon delight" . Yeah, I said it and I posted it. Awesome 70's hit.

They'll Soon Discover by The Shins : When did they put the Shins on the Spongebob movie soundtrack? Either way, it's a good song once again.

Draw Down the Stars by Tom McRae : Can't remember where I got this on the interweb... All I know is that it's a lo-fi gem. Real quiet-like.

Cold Wind by Arcade Fire : Oh my God dude, you are so late on this one! Calm down hipster bitches, I've had it since they posted it a few weeks ago. But you know what? I didn't feel like posting it then! Anyways, for the one kid who missed it, here it is.

People Are Strange by Echo and the Bunnymen : Continuing on the Lost Boys song last time.


Tonight, it's Sin City at the local theater fo' shoooo!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Away from the house but not the interweb.

So, as soon as I posted my "Back" entry, I got a call from my cousin, beckoning me to go to his house up here near Washington, DC. Hence the lack of updates. The nights have been fun-filled, almost too much at some points. Kids, listen to your parents: drinking is for adults. Here's a random playlist (sorry, I just woke up, and my head is KILLING me, and my eyes sting.) Sigh. Yeah. Here's the goods! And thanks for stopping by, I love yah all!

Cry Little Sister - Sisters of Mary : Lost Boys guilty pleasure song!
We Will Become Sillouhettes - The Shins : A great Postal Service cover that leaves me longing for new Shins material. Two CDs and a few B-Sides is not enough!
Hotel California - Gypsy Kings : "Eight year olds Dude, eight year olds."

In other news, everyone, go see Wedding Crashers. Right now. Tonight. It's fucking great. Vince Vaughn is officially the man.
"That chick is three fucks from the weekend Father."

Sunday, July 17, 2005


Well, Jesus Camp was fun. We helped out some folks in Church Hill in Richmond (poor neighborhood) and it was really quiet. Not to many gangstas up and about. Anyways, had some down time to write and plan out some more music videos to direct/shoot this summer. What, you do movies? Yeah I do, and they're kicking all sorts of ass at a competition right now. You'll see it later, I promise. During the hard days' nights, I made all sorts of playlists. So here's one of seven mixes. Sorry there's no theme for a while, my brain is supah-fried right now. (short list, i know)

1. Where To Now St. Peter? Elton John
2. Where do the Children Play? - Cat Stevens
3. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
4. Sunday Morning - Velvet Underground
5. First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
6. As Ugly as I Seem - The White Stripes
7. Down in a Hole - Alice in Chains
8. Walt Whitman's Neice - Billy Bragg and Wilco
9. Plastic Jesus - Billy Idol


Oh, and Jack, thanks for the offer, but I found "fucking in the bushes". Thanks anyways, you my man!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Buddy Christ!

What, a Dogma post? Sorry, I've got to take a small break from blogging for a seclusion in... the inner city. Time for Jesus Camp in Richmond, so I won't have any access at all to the interweb or a computer. Here's a small mix that should tide you over. (hopefully) Every single one of them is perfect, so get them. There's one for every day!

Velvet Underground - Oh! Sweet Nothin'
Elton John - My Father's Gun
Bright Eyes - Land Locked Blues
Elliott Smith - Clementine
Iron and Wine - bird stealing bread
Modest Mouse - World At Large
David Bowie - Starman


Have fun!

Friday, July 08, 2005

It's all happening...

Okay, so, before Cameron Crowe made Vanilla Sky, he made what is probably one of the most heartfelt, possibly best movies ever made. It's Almost Famous. Semi-bographical of his tour with the Allman Brothers, it shows adolescence in the midst of the 70's and a fictional rock tour with "Stillwater". God, it's a perfect picture of the rock and roll of 1970's, and coming of age nearby Kate Hudson. Just, go watch it. Now. NOW.

Anyways, seeing as Crowe saw everything first hand and lived it, he chose the picture-perfect soundtrack for it. You just gotta see the scene of "Tiny Dancer".

Elton John - Tiny Dancer
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Who - Sparks
Yes - I've Seen All Good People


Buy the Almost Famous Director's Cut
Buy the Soundtrack

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Everybody's gotta learn sometime...

From right out of left field, in 2003 came Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It really defies description, let's just say it's the most tragic and comedic mind trip (literally) of a movie you will ever see. I hate Jim Carey, and I loved him in this movie. It's subtle and warped, just the way break-up movies should really be. It's about a man who finds out his girlfriend paid money to have her memory of him erased. So, in retaliation, he goes to the same company and pays to have her erased. As the procedure begins, Joel is transported throughout all the good and bad times, making for one helluva sad movie. Perhaps one of the most beautifully tragic scenes in all of film-dom happens near the end, as they talk to each other, with a beachouse crumbling all around them. Beck's haunting contribution serves as the perfect compliment to the film, but you really must watch it to believe it. Pop fun from Polyphonic Spree also serve as a happy note.

Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime ***get it***
Polyphonic Spree - Light and Day
Jon Brion - Strings that Tie You
The Willowz - I Wonder


Buy the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind DVD
Buy the Soundtrack

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

I'm gonna get medieval on yo' ass

There's top ten films, and then there's top ten films. This is a classic, it's been hailed by everyone under the sun and for a damn reason. It has so much style and finesse coupled with brutality and bizzare. It's practically perfect. (practically.) Plus, I mean, it's got a godamn gimp suit! The soundtrack is a great range, though the chill out california guitar tracks are my personal faves. There are so many quotes from this movie, so I just had to include atleast one.

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
The Centurions - Bullwinkle Part 2 (Zed's Dead, Baby)
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell (Jack Rabbit Slims' Twist Contest)
The Revels - Comanche (Bring out the Gimp)

Buy the Pulp Fiction DVD
Buy the Soundtrack

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy America Day!

Hope you're having a great fourth today (lots of BBQ and fireworks). Here's some distinctly American songs to listen to while you eat lots of red meat.

Simon and Garfunkel - America
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Weezer - Surf Wax America

Saturday, July 02, 2005

So... about that caravan

Well, you better've seen this movie, Guy Ritchie's Lock Stock part 2, Snatch. Just like the former, this explored the various odds and ends of the British underground, with more eclectic and eccentric characters than the first time. Keeping the theme of the first soundtrack, this throws a lotta groove and soul tracks with a bit of rocking and the rolling. One of my particular songs that I regrettably lost somewhere is Oasis' "Fucking in the Bushes" which is lost somewhere with half the soundtrack. I cry, I tell yah, I cry.

The Stranglers - Golden Brown
The Johnston Brothers - Hernando's Hideaway
10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
Maceo and the Macks - Cross those Tracks


Buy the Snatch DVD
Buy the Soundtrack

Live 8... holy shit!

Why didn't anybody tell me the type of stuff that was playing? I just watched U2 and Paul McCartney play "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart's Club Band" on stage live. And soon Pink Floyd is going to play together live again? My god! There's so much going on at the 5 or 6 different mega-stages. God, I don't want to work. I want to stay and see decent artists once every 30 minutes!

Watch the live feeds here or just turn on the telly, it's on a bunch of channels.

Friday, July 01, 2005

When did the lucid dream begin?

Alright all you Cruise haters, listen up: Vanilla Sky is a good movie. Who cares if he's a whacko scientologiastic fiancee? (i just made that science word up.) This movie is another great Cameron Crowe film, even if he adapted it from a non-english speaking movie just for American audiences. (this was made in like, 2001, before remakes were "in") What really threw the average movie audience off probably was the fact that Tom Cruise becomes horribly disfigured about 30 minutes into the movie. What follows is a mind trip that ties together beautifully in so many ways. Probably a love it or hate it film, with me on the "love it" side. The mind-bending twists and how the tale unfolds is grrrreat!As usual, Cameron Crowe knows his music, and the soundtrack is eccentric to say the least. Plus, it gives me an excuse to post Radiohead. McCartney's title track and "Elevator Beat" are haunting for some reason.

Paul McCartney - Vanilla Sky
Nancy Wilson - Elevator Beat
REM - Sweetness Follows
Radiohead - Everything In It's Right Place
The Monkees - Porpoise Song (Theme from "Head")


Buy the Vanilla Sky DVD (super good bargain)
Buy the Soundtrack

p.s. for the daily double, what famous cover does the screenshot up top emulate?